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“Interesting, but Specialized”

Museum Haus Konstruktiv
Ranked #78 of 209 things to do in Zurich
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Museum Haus Konstruktiv is situated in the heart of Zurich, not far away from Paradeplatz, in one of the most impressive examples of New Objectivity and one of the most attractive buildings of industrial architecture. It is the leading museum in the Swiss cultural landscape that focuses on constructive, concrete and conceptual Art, as well as on revealing its continuing impact within contemporary art. One of the centerpieces of Museum Haus Konstruktiv's collection is Fritz Glarner's "Rockefeller Dining Room" (1963/64) revisited by Alfredo Häberli in 2016.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interesting, but Specialized”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

i loved this, but I also love this type of art- it's minimalist, uncluttered, and plays around with space and shape. The exhibition "Room for Milk" was very thought provoking. Seemingly simple arrangements strongly affected how I felt in the room, and the balanced physics of how it worked were striking. Overall, I highly recommend it to people who know they like this type of thing.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent museum”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Haus Konstruktiv seems to have a very interesting and pertinent collection and temporary exhibitions. I totally fell in love with Jochem Hendricks' show "Visionary Collection, Vol. 18" and also enjoyed most of the other works exhibited.

Friendly personnel, free lockers and nice documentation center at the last floor.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Uniquely Zurich”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Very interesting collection of an art style that is essentially Zurich. The permanent collection contains a small diverse collection containing examples of constructive art. The central piece for me was the Rockefeller dining room designed by Fritz Glarner. It was moved here after the home of Nelson Rockefeller in New York was sold- worth seeing if you like modern/abstract art. The exhibit I saw on Klaus Lutz was very special indeed. The cafe is nice too.

Visited July 2012
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
“Surprise museum”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Out of an industrial building, a museum about constructivism was made. Architecture and surprises. Not o be missed

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